Academics

Financial Need-Based Bursary Application

The application for the Fall 2018 Financial Need-Based Bursary is now closed.

It was open from October 1st until October 31st at 11:59pm. Only applications received during this time will be considered. Late applications will not be reviewed.

Program Requirements:

Students must have a GPA of at least 1.70 and be enrolled in an undergraduate degree, diploma, or certificate program at Saint Mary's University.  Students who are in a non-degree, visiting or upgrading program are not eligible. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Instructions:

Step 1: Complete the application. Indicate all expenses and resources for the eight month period of September - April (if applicable) or the four month period of September – December or January - April (if applicable).

Step 2: Write a Personal Statement and insert below. In no more than 400 words, tell us about your financial situation and why you want to be considered for bursary assistance.

Step 3: Read the Declaration and the Important Notes below and initial.

Step 4: Submit electronically. A copy will be sent to Financial Aid & Awards and to your email indicated below.

Personal Information (* = required):
Last Name* First Name*
A#* Email*
What is your Living Situation?*

If you have roommates, how many?
If you have children that are dependant, how many?
Age(s) of dependent children
Budget:

I am registered for courses in:*

Expenses

Monthly

Total
Expenses


University Tuition & Fees: Total, including SMUSA Medical / Dental fees. Do not include Residence or Meal Plans.

$


Books & Supplies

$


Accommodations

(Maximum Allowable Amount)

$

$


Cellphone

(Maximum Allowable Amount)

$

$


Internet/Cable

(Maximum Allowable Amount)

$

$


Food

(Maximum Allowable Amount)

$

$


Personal Hygiene

(Maximum Allowable Amount)

$

$


Electricity

$

$


Heat/Water

$

$


Child Care

$

$


Minimum Credit Card Payments

$

$


Minimum Student Line of Credit Payments

$

$


Minimum Loan Payments

$

$


Apartment Insurance

$

$


Health Care:   Not including SMUSA Medical/Dental Fees

$

$


Local Transportation:   Not including the bus pass

$

$


Other: Must justify in Personal Statement

$

$


Other: Must justify in Personal Statement

$

$


Total Expenses:

$


Resources

Total
Resources


Employment earnings:   September to April Projections

$


Total savings:   Savings you have specifically set aside for your educational and living expenses for the academic year.

$


Family/relative contribution:   Parents, guardian, spouse, partner, etc

$


Support payments/contribution/sponsorships:

$


Trust Funds/RESP/RRSP:

$


Scholarships/Awards/Other Bursaries:

$


Federal Student Loan:

$


Provincial Student Loan:

$


Grants provided through government loan programs:

$


Other/international student loans:

$


Government Income/CPP benefits:   During academic session.

$


Student line of credit:   Amount available for use this academic term.

$


Other:

$


Other:

$


Total Resources:

$


Estimated Yearly Financial Need:

$


Personal Statement (400 words maximum):
Write and save your personal statement in a word processor first for convenience.


Declaration:

I certify that the foregoing information is, to my knowledge, a true, complete, and accurate outline of my financial position and, I hereby request consideration for assistance from the funds made available for this purpose by Saint Mary's University. I am aware that the submission of false information may be subject to proceedings under the Discipline System for students (see the Academic Calendar for the section on Student Discipline) and will result in the disqualification of my application for bursary assistance. I authorize the release by Saint Mary's University of information about any financial assistance that may be awarded to me as a result of this application. I authorize Saint Mary's University to use this application as an assessment tool for other Financial Aid related programs. I understand that the information submitted in this assessment will be verified.


Students Initials as Confirmation of Declaration (required):

Important Notes:

Bursary funds are applied to the student’s account. Any excess is refunded to the student and mailed to the address listed in the student' s Self-Service Banner when requested by the student. Please DO NOT email, call or drop by the office for results. The results of your application will be emailed to you, as soon as, the decisions are made.


Students Initials as Confirmation of Declaration (required):